1844 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote P C %Margin Margin Polk Clay Other
1 TN9119,95721 0.10% 123 49.95% 50.05% 0.00%
2 NY36485,88212 1.05% 5,106 48.90% 47.85% 3.25%
3 NJ775,94421 1.08% 823 49.37% 50.46% 0.17%
4 IN12140,15412 1.65% 2,314 50.07% 48.42% 1.50%
5 PA26331,57212 1.91% 6,322 50.50% 48.59% 0.90%
6 OH23312,22421 1.94% 6,052 47.74% 49.68% 2.58%
7 GA1086,24712 2.37% 2,047 51.19% 48.81% 0.00%
8 DE312,24721 2.46% 301 48.75% 51.20% 0.05%
9 LA626,86512 2.60% 699 51.30% 48.70% 0.00%
10 CT664,61621 4.63% 2,991 46.18% 50.81% 3.01%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote P C %Margin Margin Polk Clay Other
1 AR315,15012 26.02% 3,942 63.01% 36.99% 0.00%
2 RI412,29621 19.97% 2,455 39.58% 59.55% 0.87%
3 NH649,18712 18.90% 9,294 55.22% 36.32% 8.46%
4 AL963,40312 17.98% 11,399 58.99% 41.01% 0.00%
5 VT1348,82921 17.88% 8,731 36.96% 54.84% 8.19%
6 MS645,00412 14.86% 6,688 57.43% 42.57% 0.00%
7 MO772,52212 13.96% 10,122 56.98% 43.02% 0.00%
8 ME984,93312 13.35% 11,341 53.83% 40.48% 5.69%
9 IL9109,05712 11.87% 12,941 53.91% 42.05% 4.04%
10 MA12132,03721 10.62% 14,023 40.17% 50.79% 9.04%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
PolkClayBirney
Arkansas63.01%Rhode Island59.55%New Hampshire8.46%
Alabama58.99%Vermont54.84%Massachusetts8.20%
Mississippi57.43%Kentucky54.09%Vermont8.13%
Missouri56.98%North Carolina52.39%Michigan6.53%
New Hampshire55.22%Maryland52.39%Maine5.69%
Write-ins-
Illinois0.86%Alabama0.00%
Massachusetts0.84%Arkansas0.00%
Vermont0.06%Connecticut0.00%
Delaware0.05%Delaware0.00%
North Carolina0.00%Georgia0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
PolkClayBirney
Vermont36.96%New Hampshire36.32%Virginia0.00%
Rhode Island39.58%Arkansas36.99%Tennessee0.00%
Massachusetts40.17%Maine40.48%North Carolina0.00%
Kentucky45.91%Alabama41.01%Missouri0.00%
Connecticut46.18%Illinois42.05%Mississippi0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New Hampshire5,614New York24,855
Maine471Ohio24,279
Pennsylvania23,771
Kentucky19,372
Indiana18,577


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Massachusetts1.11%Louisiana11.03%
Mississippi10.86%
Kentucky10.11%
Georgia6.96%
Arkansas6.59%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York44,339New Hampshire-10,769
Pennsylvania43,546Maine-7,869
Ohio38,382Vermont-1,944
Indiana23,248
Kentucky22,133


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Rhode Island42.63%New Hampshire-17.96%
Louisiana42.05%Maine-8.48%
Missouri37.03%Vermont-3.83%
Arkansas27.97%
Michigan25.71%


State Ranks
Rank PolkClay
11411
21114


County Ranks
Rank PolkClay
11622
22216


Note: county data for 1844 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
PolkClayBirney
Yell, AR63.01%Addison, VT69.94%Lamoille, VT24.80%
Winston, AL58.99%Grand Isle, VT67.26%Orleans, VT10.82%
Yazoo, MS57.43%Windsor, VT66.19%Chittenden, VT10.25%
St. Louis, MO56.98%Rutland, VT65.18%Orange, VT9.66%
Sullivan, NH55.22%Washington, RI59.55%Addison, VT8.64%
Write-ins-
Woodford, IL0.86%Autauga, AL0.00%
Worcester, MA0.84%Baldwin, AL0.00%
Bennington, VT0.21%Barbour, AL0.00%
Washington, VT0.15%Bibb, AL0.00%
Lamoille, VT0.12%Blount, AL0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
PolkClay
Williamsburg, VA0.00%Williamsburg, VA0.00%
Waynesboro, VA0.00%Waynesboro, VA0.00%
Virginia Beach, VA0.00%Virginia Beach, VA0.00%
Suffolk, VA0.00%Suffolk, VA0.00%
Staunton, VA0.00%Staunton, VA0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
PolkClayBirney
Yates, NY237,588Yates, NY232,482Yates, NY15,812
York, PA167,447York, PA161,125Worcester, MA10,830
Wyandot, OH149,061Wyandot, OH155,113Wyandot, OH8,050
Whitley, IN70,181Whitley, IN67,867York, ME4,836
Wilson, TN59,917Worcester, MA67,062Sullivan, NH4,161
Write-ins-
Worcester, MA1,106Autauga, AL0
Woodford, IL939Baldwin, AL0
Bennington, VT7Barbour, AL0
Sussex, DE6Bibb, AL0
Washington, VT6Blount, AL0


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
PolkClay
Williamsburg, VA0Williamsburg, VA0
Waynesboro, VA0Waynesboro, VA0
Virginia Beach, VA0Virginia Beach, VA0
Suffolk, VA0Suffolk, VA0
Staunton, VA0Staunton, VA0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Windsor, VT16,166Yates, NY24,855
Sullivan, NH5,614Wyandot, OH24,279
York, ME471York, PA23,771
Acadia, LA0Woodford, KY19,372
Accomack, VA0Whitley, IN18,577
Adair, KY0Worth, GA12,164
Adair, MO0Wilson, TN11,966
Adams, IL0Woodford, IL11,354
Adams, IN0St. Louis, MO11,353
Adams, MS0Yazoo, MS8,836


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Windsor, VT9.34%Washington, VT51.60%
Worcester, MA1.11%Caledonia, VT47.06%
Acadia, LA0.00%Lamoille, VT45.81%
Accomack, VA0.00%Essex, VT44.67%
Adair, KY0.00%Bennington, VT44.21%
Adair, MO0.00%Orange, VT43.24%
Adams, IL0.00%Franklin, VT40.29%
Adams, IN0.00%Chittenden, VT38.36%
Adams, MS0.00%Orleans, VT36.65%
Adams, OH0.00%Windham, VT36.01%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Yates, NY44,339Windsor, VT-43,719
York, PA43,546Sullivan, NH-10,769
Wyandot, OH38,382York, ME-7,869
Whitley, IN23,248York, VA0
Woodford, KY22,133Yalobusha, MS0
St. Louis, MO19,599Yadkin, NC0
Woodford, IL15,882Wythe, VA0
Worth, GA13,925Wyoming, PA0
Wilson, TN11,812Wyoming, NY0
Warren, NJ11,490Wright, MO0


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Rutland, VT549,900.00%Windsor, VT-86.11%
Windham, VT472,800.00%Sullivan, NH-17.96%
Orange, VT441,900.00%York, ME-8.48%
Washington, VT404,000.00%York, VA0.00%
Chittenden, VT376,600.00%Yalobusha, MS0.00%
Caledonia, VT367,500.00%Yadkin, NC0.00%
Addison, VT361,200.00%Wythe, VA0.00%
Franklin, VT357,100.00%Wyoming, PA0.00%
Bennington, VT328,100.00%Wyoming, NY0.00%
Orleans, VT227,200.00%Wright, MO0.00%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
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Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
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